Sigma Designs Launches New G.hn Chipset
MILPITAS, CA and TAIPEI, TAIWAN–(Marketwired – Jun 2, 2015) – Sigma Designs® (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of intelligent system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for Smart TV, Internet of Things (IoT) for Smart Home and set-top boxes (STBs), today announced the launch of a highly integrated, single chip low power G.hn CG5300 family of chipsets minimizing overall bill of material (BOM) cost, form factor and design costs.
G.hn technology offers a single standard for connecting networked devices over any existing wired infrastructure (power-line, coax and phone-line) to meet the demands of multi-screen and expanded bandwidth content in today’s homes.
The CG5300 family enables large scale networks running a high number of simultaneous 4K video streams and guaranteed whole-home DVR coverage. With CG5300, end-users enjoy unprecedented convenience and flexibility because every power outlet, coaxial outlet and phone jack in-home becomes a network connectivity point on the same mesh network.
The CG5300 G.hn chipsets are optimized for 4K video and IPTV distribution and advanced multicast systems. The chipsets were designed to be easily embedded within a broad range of products such as:
Thin Client Set-Top Boxes
With CG5300, service providers can reduce their installation costs and avoid truck rolls. Customers can easily self-install a home entertainment network for distribution of multiple 4K video streams without the need of professional installers.
The CG5300 series has several configurations optimized for different use cases including:
-MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) using all three wires in the power outlet — phase, neutral, and ground — to ensure best delivery of IPTV traffic over power lines, even in the presence of surge protectors, circuit breakers and across multiple phases.
-SISO (single input, single output) based products utilizing only the phase and neutral wires, coax and phone and are backward-compatible with HPNA 3.1 (G.9954) to enable smooth migration from HPNA3.1 to G.hn coax and phone.
“G.hn is the natural backbone for the home. It is based on a home’s existing wiring and takes the traffic load off of the often over-extended wireless infrastructure to ensure consumers have an easy to install solution to take advantage of the exciting new 4K content and the use of multiple screens,” said Nadav Katsir, vice-president home connectivity business unit for Sigma Designs.
The CG5300 is sampling to select OEM and ODM customers, and will be in volume production in 3Q 15.
Sigma Designs’ G.hn-b based solutions are being shown this week (02-05 June 2015) at HomeGrid Forum Booth #G0528 at the Computex Taipei exhibition show in Booth #G0528 in the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3 (no. 6, Songshou Road, Xinyi Dist., Taipei City 110, Taiwan).
About Sigma Designs
Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in enabling smart home convergence. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s leading IPTV set-top boxes, Smart TV, connected media players, Internet of Things (IoT) for smart home devices and residential gateways and whole home media connectivity. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com.
Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements about the anticipated features and benefits of Sigma’s products and solutions. Actual results may vary materially due to a number of factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions, including the rate of adoption of Sigma’s CG5300 series chipset, Sigma’s ability to deploy and achieve market acceptance for the CG5300 series family of products in its target markets, as well as the ability of Sigma’s products to compete with other technologies or products in these markets as well as other risks that are detailed from time to time in Sigma’s SEC reports. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Sigma undertakes no obligation to publicly release or otherwise disclose the result of any revision to these forward-looking statements that may be made as a result of events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.